What are the chances

What are chances even in the midst of a storm you can see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that still has yet to be revealed

What are the chances on a clearly cruddy day you can still lift your hands in praise with an attitude of gratitude because your heart Jesus can heal

What are the chances as the pandemic gets worse, and we are still wearing our masks you can muster a smile underneath for the gift of life you breathe. Being still knowing He is God

What are the chances as the fear of our nation grows and feeds off its sheep you can know Biden may be President but Jesus Christ is King

What are the chances I know for me I will not be under their lock and key. For Jesus my savior holds the world in His hands. Faith over Fear, what are the chances this is how you are living your life. You too can be set free

Have no fear Jesus is near, and He hears the cries of His people. Chances are He already knows how this story ends…amen!

“You’ve never gone too far that God can’t redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance”.

What are the chances He’s given given you already more than one. I know He has me

I’ll take my chances with my Savior and keep looking up, because He has picked me back up time and time again. Chances are He already knows how my story ends…

Forgiven II by Thomas Blackshear

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/01/05/chances/

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 17, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!

A word I am so burnt out on is Covid. I know many who have had it, and who have lost loved ones from it. It swept in like a tsunami, and changed our world forever.

My mom who works at the largest hospital in our city is the face of the hospital. She offers assistance to all who walk through the front doors. Her job description changed dramatically with Covid. I feared for her safety daily, as people were in her face with the loss of their own sanity. As well my mom who is almost 70, had to go to the E.R. with such high blood pressure from the stress here job now had daily. Covid changed everything.

Covid was long, and tiring in all manners. Every where, and everything revolved around Covid. Commercials, billboards, social media, news, and the like. There was no escaping our new reality of masking up, washing up, and social distancing. Stay home was brainwashed into our minds.

Although I live in faith over fear, I was mindful with just getting past breast cancer. Covid was here, and it was our life. It was real, and not a conspiracy theory. So I didn’t just think I was exempt from getting it.

We only were just opened up as a city at the end of June. So no masks finally! We are finally at 100%, and I can fill our city slowly slipping back into the way it was before the dreaded word ever came into play. We get to play again! Thank God for 2020 was one long year, the whole world had to endure!

Covid is finally not keeping us under the governments thumb. I feel a new sense of freedom.

So yeah Covid is the one word that has drained me, and I would be just fine if I never heard again as long as lived.

https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-17-2021/

One-Liner Wednesday-fear of what other people think

“One of the greatest prisons people live in is the fear of what other people think”. ~Toby Mac

You don’t have to be imprisoned any longer, let God set you free. He will remove all the shackles that hold you captive. Whatever fear you have allow him unlock the door, and walk out a free man today! For it is by His grace we get to live in His mercy! Don’t let the world define you, let God define you. For what profit is there for man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul!

https://lindaghill.com/2021/02/24/one-liner-wednesday-art/

New breasts for Christmas, God grant me the Serenity

And there it was a number overly recognized on my caller ID. We had just prayed with the knowledge I had ripped all of my stitches that held my tissue expander in place, and tore my muscle that my last breast cancer surgery would be moved up.

That ring was God answering our call, we had changed the date several times. We just moved so that became priority, then I just way over did it. Me! Anyone who knows me knows that is just how I work. I wanted so desperately to get my home all decorated, and settled in. Well that is all done, I am fresh out of excuses. As well I am very uncomfortable to say the least. Sleep is hard, and my left breast is discombobulated. It moves inside a little too much for my liking. So of course I said yes. God heard our cries.

My surgery for my breast implants is December 21 at 9 a.m. So I am getting new boobies for Christmas. I am nervous mostly with all of the Covid cases, but I trust God as my ultimate surgeon. As well my oncologist put me in the hands of one of the best plastic surgeons in our city. I expect the best outcome. Yes it is not natural, but at 46 it was the best decision for me. I couldn’t imagine having no breasts. We thought about every option, and every route woman take when given a double mastectomy due to Breast Cancer.

I woke to a disturbing private message begging me not to do this. This lady quoting “she is saving my life.” As if I haven’t done all the research on the pros and cons of Breast Implants. As well I have a very complex makeup. I have had numerous surgery related complications, and allergies as well. My surgeon is very well aware of my previous hardships. So to say I was a little put off by her unwanted opinion is an understatement. I don’t wish to start any morning off with a lack of Serenity. Yet there I was, feeling like who does she think she is? I was angry, and put off. I got emotional. I allowed her to take my peace, just for a minute.

Immediately my husband, and I went to prayer. We together asked God to intervene. I can’t afford to have my Serenity be upset, nor be in fear and not faith as I am readying for such a huge change in my life. I am so grateful I know when my spiritual house is disturbed. So now my heart is back on track, and we have a lot to do before my surgery to be ready for our Christmas.

Thanking God today who always keeps me on the right path to the next right thing. Thanking God for hearing our plea to up the date. He is so faithful!

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Psalm 116:1

God is my ultimate surgeon! Amen 🙏🏻

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/natural/